Pleading Guilty While Claiming Innocence: Reconsidering the Mysterious Alford PleaUniversity of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy (2015)
North Carolina v. Alford is one of the most interesting, but least understood, cases in the area of criminal procedure. In Alford, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a defendant who had testified under oath that he did not commit the crime and thereafter continued to profess his innocence would be permitted to plead guilty to murder. The plea was entered by the defendant to avoid the death penalty.
Citation InformationJames W. Diehm. "Pleading Guilty While Claiming Innocence: Reconsidering the Mysterious Alford Plea" University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy Vol. 26 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 27
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